Mandarin Beef Buns



I've done a few variations since first making these.... cheeseburger, BBQ chicken, pizza, ham & cheese, taco and I even did a spaghetti one. (Ever since I was a kid, I've taken bread, piled my spaghetti on it & folded it in half to make a sandwich!)

MAKE-AHEAD TIP: Prepare and cook buns as directed. Cool for 30 minutes; wrap in heavy foil and freeze for up to 1 month. To reheat, leave the frozen buns in foil wrap. Bake in 325°F. oven about 40 minutes or until heated through.


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Makes 24 buns.
55 Min
15 Min


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  • 1 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • 2 c
    shredded cooked beef or pork
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    grated ginger root
  • 1 c
    chopped bok choy, napa, or green cabbage
  • 1 tsp
    finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/3 c
    thinly bias-sliced green onions
  • 1/4 c
    hoisin sauce
  • 1 pkg
    (16 oz) hot roll mix
  • 1 large
    egg, beaten
  • ·
    sesame seed

How to Make Mandarin Beef Buns


  1. For filling, in a large skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add beef and red pepper; cook for 3 minutes. Add bok choy or other cabbage, ginger root, and orange peel; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bok choy is wilted. Stir in onions and hoisin sauce; remove from heat. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the hot roll mix according to package directions. Divide the dough into 24 portions. Roll each portion into a ball. On a lightly floured surface roll or pat each ball into a 3 ½ inch circle.
  3. For each bun, place about 1 tablespoon of the filling in center of a circle. Moisten edges of dough with water and bring up around filling, pinching the edges together to seal.
  4. Arrange the filled buns, seam sides down, on 2 lightly greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes. Brush with beaten egg; sprinkle with sesame seed. Bake in a 375°F. oven about 15 minutes or until golden.

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About Mandarin Beef Buns

Regional Style: Asian

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